Mani Monday: Feeling the Summer Blues

by Karen Falcon on 8 July 2013 · 9 comments

Gelish mini Ocean Wave and L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Top Coat in Confetti aka The SparkliciousRide the wave of made-you-look blue nail polish for summer 2013. Our four favourites include this opaque, in-your-face crystalline blue.

In seven days of wear, this mani’s male/female compliment ratio = a solid 1:1. It’s Gelish Mini Soak-Off Gel Polish in Ocean Wave ($14.95, — with a couple of coats of L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Top Coat in Confetti, aka The Sparklicious ($7.99, drugstores and mass retailers). This top coat is going super-sonic. If you see it, buy it, STAT. You can thank me later. (Kids love it too; see Sparklicious kiddie manis here.)

Avon Cosmic Nail Enamel in GalaxySuch a pretty holographic for summer. When the light hits it, it’s so sparkly, it makes me dizzy. From the Avon Celestial Summer Collection 2013, Avon Cosmic Nail Enamel in Galaxy ($6,

Clinique Nail Enamel in Splish SplashCreated with sensitive skin in mind, this royal blue jelly polish brings more compliments from dudes than from ladies. True story. Clinique A Different Nail Enamel in Splish Splash (limited edition, $14, By the way, if you haven’t tried a Clinique polish yet, you should — it’s good stuff.

Nicole by OPI in Blue-Berry Sweet On YouA matte texture polish that dries quickly and requires no top coat, this looks like blue sugar. Who doesn’t like sugar? From the limited-edition Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Collection coming in August 2013, Nicole by OPI in Blue-Berry Sweet on You ($11,

Best blue nail polish summer 2013You feelin’ any of these summer blues?

Manicures and photos by Karen Falcon. (She’s nice.)

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Poonam 8 July 2013 at 9:18 am

Lady, that Gelish colour is out of control awesome!


Janine 8 July 2013 at 9:50 am

It’s kind of killer, right? THAT’s how you do the summer blues, Mother Nature. #sickofrain


YouLookHotToday 8 July 2013 at 10:35 am

I adore blue polish. I’ve always adored blue polish. I also just adore polish in general.

But, on the subject of blue polish, I’ve heard several people say that blue is for youths and that over-30′s shouldn’t be seen sporting blue. I disagree. I disagree very hugely on a gigantically grand scale. I say if you like it, wear it. If you get a good manicure, get a shape that flatters, and get a colour that makes you smile, you win. Ain’t nuthin’ wrong with winning. If blue makes you smile, then blue is good. Age schmage. Yay, blue!


Lisa 8 July 2013 at 12:13 pm

I can’t pick a favourite blue out of the bunch, and that Maybelline topcoat is nothing short of amazing.


Janine 8 July 2013 at 12:58 pm

They’re so good, aren’t they Lisa? That’s the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche top coat, by the way — in Europe it’s called Confetti; in Canada it’s called The Sparklicious. It’s amazing! Maybelline NY has a similar version called Polkadots, and it comes in coloured polish (the L’Oreal Paris version is clear).


Beautiful and lovely 8 July 2013 at 5:47 pm

I love Nicole by OPI in Blue-Berry Sweet on You. I tried it and its awesome.
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Lori 9 July 2013 at 10:40 am

Aw man, is that L’Oreal topcoat UK/Canada only??


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